|Talking Trash -- Groks Science Show 2012-05-16|
What happens to our garbage after it leaves the bins behind out houses? Is all trash waste? Author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ed Humes joins us to discuss these and other topics from his book, "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash."
Keywords: groks; science; garbology; environment; Humes; trash; waste; recycling; landfill
|Tech Support -- Groks Science Show 2004-01-21 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Technological innovations continue to puzzle and confound even the most savvy technophiles. But, figuring out how to use these modern marvels can often be half the fun, as we discussed with our guest, Gregg Steben.
|Technological Concerns of 9-11 -- Groks Science Show 2002-09-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The events of September 11th continue to be felt, especially on the anniversary of their occurrence. On this special program, Prof. Richard Muller discussed many of the technological issues surrounding those events.
Downloads: 559 (2 reviews)
|Technological Innovations -- Groks Science Show 2009-09-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Technology drives much of the development of human society and economy. Yet, little attention is given to how technological innovations arise. On this program, Prof. W. Brian Arthur discussed the nature of technology.
Keywords: science; technology; sociology; economics; inventions; groks
|Technological Sport -- Groks Science Show 2011-10-26 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Technology has changed all aspects of our lives, but perhaps underappreciated is the effect technological advances have on sports. On this program, John Greenburg discussed how technology is changing sport.
Keywords: science; technology; sports; groks
|Technologists -- Groks Science Show 2012-04-04 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Although technology rules modern life, the establishment of modern centers for technological education was not met without resistance. On this program, Matthew Pearl discussed the technologists.
Keywords: science; technology; education; groks
|Technology and War -- Groks Science Show 2003-10-22 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Technology has dramatically altered the methods of modern warfare. Nowhere is this more evident than in the recent engagement in Iraq. On this program, we examined the effects of many of these technologies.
|Technology as Art -- Groks Science Show 2002-04-10 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Technology as an art form may seem paradoxical. However, the seamless blending of technology in art is capable of broadening the palette of artistic expression. This show featured an interview with two members of The Flying Karamazov Brothers discussing their technology driven show.
|Technology Woes -- Groks Science Show 2006-12-13 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Technological changes are occuring at a rapid pace, and keeping up with those changes is a challenge to even the most astute technophile, not to mention those averse to technology. On this program, the folks from the street, Martina and John, discussed dealing with technology.
Keywords: science; technology
|Telephone Gambit -- Groks Science Show 2008-04-02 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Alexander Graham Bell is widely regarded as the inventor of the telephone. However, few may know the story of Elisha Gray, who may have been the first inventor of the telephone. On this program, Seth Shulman discussed the controversy and history of the telephone.
Keywords: science; telephone; elisha gray; alexander graham bell
|Ten Planets -- Groks Science Show 2006-08-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The recent debate over what defines a planet has been partially motivated by the discovery of a candidate tenth planet. On this program, Dr. Ken Croswell explained the rationale behind the ten planets.
Keywords: science; astronomy; tenth planet
Downloads: 6,557 (1 review)
|Tenth Anniversary -- Groks Science Show 2011-02-23 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The Groks Science Show turns ten years old this week. On this program, we look back at ten years of the Groks Science Show.
Keywords: science; technology; groks
|Terminated -- Groks Science Show 2013-05-29 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The rapid increases in the processing power of computers is heralding a brave new world where jobs will be completely automated. But, what will the economy of a future dominated by computers and robots be like? On this program, Kevin Drum discussed the economics of a robotic future.
Keywords: science; economics; Robotics; computers; technology; groks
|Testosterone Factor -- Groks Science Show 2006-05-10 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
One little hormone can make a big difference in the life of men, especially when those levels start to drop. On this program, Dr. Shafiq Qaadri joined us to discuss the testosterone factor.
Keywords: science; men's health; testosterone
|The A.R.T.S. - The Artscene Radio Talk Show: Episode 3 - RaD Man and Spinsane|
Episode 3 of The ARTS discusses current events in the scene; including a recap of the Notacon art and technology conference, highlights from the top demo and music releases at The Gathering party in Norway, and an interview with fieserWolf of the notorious PC and C64 demo group MetalVotze. The show closes out with an exclusive remix of the classical Blue Danube Waltz; part orchestra, part IBM 1403 chain printer.
|The A.R.T.S. - The Artscene Radio Talk Show: Episode 4 - RaD Man and Spinsane|
In Episode 4 of The ARTS, Anthem substitutes as co-host while Spinsane is "on vacation"! Special guests include Evoke demoparty organizer Dipswitch live at the CCC Demo Show in Germany and a pre-recorded interview with Novus, the mastermind behind the Monthly Invitational Competition (MIC). Topics discussed include a recent field trip to the Internet Archive world headquarters, on-line scene compos and how to participate, the existing relationships between the hacking and demoscene, and the stre...
|The A.R.T.S. - The Artscene Radio Talk Show: Episode 5 - RaD Man and Spinsane|
Spinsane breaks free from the insane asylum to return for ARTS Episode 5! Hear first hand how the inebriating effects of alcohol gradually sets in on our beloved co-host while special guest Legalize, main organizer of the Pilgrimage demoparty, breaks down the origins of 3D computer graphics and schools a lil' Rendering 101! Additional topics discussed in this program range from the recently revived Grapevine magazine, the upcoming MindCandy DVD vol.2, airfare prices to Assembly 2004, new ANSI an...
|The Age of Ivory -- Groks Science Show 2013-07-03 - Forrest Gulden, Charles Lee|
Less than a half a million African elephants live in the wild and more than 25,000 of those are poached every year. They are poached for their ivory even though African ivory collected after 1989 is generally illegal. One reason such robust poaching persists is that, until recently, there has been no way to determine when ivory was collected. Dr. Kevin Uno joins us to discuss his recent PNAS article detailing a test that closes this loophole...
Keywords: Groks; elephants; carbon; isotopes; C13; C14; C12; ecology; conservation; Kevin Uno; Lamont Doherty; Earth Observatory; ivory
|The Beauty Premium - Chenan Zhang|
It might not come as a big surprise that those among us who are gifted with physical attractiveness also benefit in many other ways, from being perceived as more capable, more likeable, and trustworthy, to ultimately earning a higher average income--this effect has been dubbed the “beauty premium”. What’s interesting however, is figuring out what exactly drives this effect: could family background, personality, choice of occupation, or grooming habits account for this phenomenon? Today’s...
Keywords: Jaclyn Wong; Groks; Beauty work; Physical attractiveness; Beauty premium; Income inequality; Grooming
|The Big Bang -- Groks Science Show 2005-04-13 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
How did the univere begin? How will it end? The answers to these questions have remained elusive, but for the first time in human history, there is hope that these mysteries of the universe can be uncovered. Noted author and particle physicist Dr. Simon Singh discusses these ageless questions.
|The Biniki -- Groks Science Show 2003-11-05 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Gravity's effects on the human body are especially prevalent on the gluteus maximus. Countering these effects is a unique device called the Biniki. On this show, we examined this unique everyday invention.
|The Bioethics of Mind Reading with Paul Root Wolpe -- Groks Science Show|
Keywords: Groks, Groks Science Show, Paul Root Wolpe, Mind Reading, fMRI, bioethics
|The Blank Slate -- Groks Science Show 2002-10-30 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The debate of nature versus nurture in understanding behavior is ongoing. The blank slate is the idea that human's are not born with innate behaviors. On this program, Prof. Steven Pinker joined us to critique the idea of the blank slate.
|The Computing Revolution -- Groks Science Show 2005-01-05 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The personal computing revolution is a relatively recent historical event, but one that is already open to historical interpretation. On this program, Andy Hertzfeld discussed his insider's look at the creation of the Macintosh, as portrayed in his book, Revolution in the Valley.
|The Cosmic Cocktail -- Groks Science Show 2014-06-18 - Samantha Thomas|
Hundreds of years ago, Galileo told us that the earth is not the center of the universe. Now, physicists are telling us that the normal matter you and I are made of isn’t even the majority of the matter that exists. Today Dr. Katherine Freese, a theoretical astrophysicist at the University of Michigan and author of the Cosmic Cocktail, joins us to talk about the composition of the cosmos and the mysterious nature of dark matter and dark energy
Keywords: Katherine Freese; dark matter; dark energy; astrophysics; dark matter; cosmology; astrophysics; universe; physics; dark energy
|The Cosmos Within Us -- Groks Science Show 2013-03-06 - Joanna Rowell|
Where did the atoms in our bodies come from? How did Jupiter shape the evolution of life on Earth? Why is our moon so weird? And, most importantly, how do you make an apple pie from scratch? On this episode, evolutionary biologist and paleontologist Neil Shubin joins us to discuss his exciting new book, "The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People."
Keywords: evolution; geology; Neil Shubin; cosmology; astronomy; cosmology; Neil Shubin; paleontology; geology; Jupiter; The Universe Within
|The Dinosaurs They Are A-Changin’ -- Groks Science Show 2013-05-15 - Joanna Rowell, Forrest Gulden, Charles Lee, Frank Ling|
Dinosaurs! Who doesn't love them? But the dinosaurs of our childhood - the giant Brontosaurus, the spiky Stegosaurus, and the Godzilla-like Tyrannosaurus rex - have changed so much over the years. The Brontosaurus, for example, never actually existed, and T. Rex might have had feathers! On this episode, science writer Brian Switek discussed his new book, "My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs."
Keywords: Brian Switek; dinosaurs; paleontology; brontosaurus; science; groks
|The End of Absence -- Groks Science Show 2014-09-03 - Samantha Thomas|
Advances in technology have changed the way we work, the way we socialize, and the way we learn. But not everybody knows that. In his book the End of Absence, author Michael Harris reminds us that people born after 1985 will not have experienced adulthood without the internet, and children today will never know what life was like before facebook, twitter, and iPhones. In this episode, Michael Harris discusses the impact of the ‘end of absence’ and what constant connectedness means for the we...
Keywords: technology; social media; Michael Harris
|The End-Devonian Extinction -- Groks Science Show 2012-08-22 - Joanna Rowell, Charles Lee|
Have you ever wondered how structures like limbs and jaws evolved? Paleontologist Michael Coates joins us to discuss how the devastating End-Devonian extinction impacted vertebrate life on Earth.
Keywords: groks; science; evolution; extinction; fin-to-limb
|The Eruption that Changed the World -- Groks Science Show 2014-10-01 - Samantha Thomas|
If you think Mount Pinatubo or Krakatoa was the largest recorded volcanic eruption, then you’re missing an important event in global history. Almost 200 years ago in 1815, the eruption of Mount Tambora precipitated three years of dramatic global events that are only now being traced to the eruption. Dr. Gillen D’Arcy Wood joins us today to discuss the famines, epidemics, and extreme weather that characterized the early 19th century and how it all started with the periodic rumblings of a litt...
Keywords: Gillen Wood; Tambora; volcano; climate
|The Extreme Life of the Sea -- Groks Science Show 2014-04-16 - Chenan Zhang|
Dr. Palumbi talks about his book, The Extreme Life of the Sea, on the fastest, oldest, and smallest creatures that live in the coldest, hottest, and deepest parts of the ocean.
Keywords: Groks; Groks science show; Stephen Palumbi; Marine Biology; Marine Adaptations
|The Feynman Letters -- Groks Science Show 2005-07-20 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
It takes a very special person to be a fine man. The bar is set by none other than the physicist Richard P. Feynman. On this program, his daughter Michelle Feynman talks about the life of her father and her recent book The Feynman Letters: Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track.
|The Gap -- Groks Science Show 2013-12-11 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Humans seem very distinct from other animals, but what is it about the human mind that truly defines us as uniquely human? On this episode, Prof. Thomas Suddendorf discussed the gap between humans and other animals.
Keywords: science; evolution; Humans; primates; minds; groks
|The Great Failure of Wikipedia - Jason Scott|
"The Great Failure of Wikipedia": Presentation by Jason Scott at Notacon 3 in Cleveland, Ohio, on Saturday, April 8, 2006. Covers the universally-editable encyclopedia-like site Wikipedia, architectural and procedural choices by co-founder Jimbo Wales and the often-unintended consequences of these choices and philosophy. Includes short overviews of the Brian Peppers Debacle, the Ashida Kim Controversy, and the fallacy of "Notability" and "Neutral Point of View" as implemented in Wikipedia as it ...
Keywords: Wikipedia; Jason Scott; Notacon
Downloads: 9,250 (10 reviews)
|The Hubbert Peak -- Groks Science Show 2004-03-10 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Hubbard's peak defines the point of no return as far as fossil fuels are concerned. Have we reached this point? And, how do we create a sustainable energy future. We explored this issue with Prof. David Goodstein, Vice Provost of Caltech.
|The Human Animal Bond -- Groks Science Show 2014-08-06|
We do a lot for our pets and often even treat them like family members. But it turns out, they’re paying us back by improving our health. Dr. Alan Beck, Director of the Center for the Human-Animal Bond at Purdue University joins us to talk about his work studying the effect that animals have on the physical and psychological well-being of the people they spend time with. We’ll talk about what benefits the average person can expect to get from their pets but we’ll also learn which animals a...
Keywords: animals; health; Alan Beck; veterinary; Alzheimers
|The Imitation Game -- Groks Science Show 2014-11-19 - Samantha Thomas|
Alan Turing was one of the most influential mathematicians in the development of computer science and artificial intelligence. On the show today we’re talking with Dr. Barry Cooper Professor of Mathematical Logic at the University of Leeds, and co-editor of the recently released book Alan Turing: His Work and Impact. He’ll talk about how Turing’s original work developed into modern computer science and how he contributed to the code-breaking efforts that helped shorten World War II...
Keywords: Alan Turing; computers; mathematics; artificial intelligence; World War II; Barry Cooper
|The Information -- Groks Science Show 2011-03-30 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Information has never been more facile and easy to obtain, such that managing it can be almost overhwelming. But, how is information defined scientifically? And, what does the history of information tell us about its future?
Keywords: science; technology; information theory; computers; communication; groks
|The Iraq War -- Groks Science Show 2003-03-26 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The war in Iraq has begun, and the technological issues of executing a war in the twenty-first century have already become apparent. On this program, Prof. Richard Muller offered an analysis of several of these issues.
|The Life of Richard Feynman -- Groks Science Show 2003-06-25 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Richard Feynman, one of the best known physicists of our time, is known not only for his scientific work, but also for his unique personality. This show examined the very human side of this very extraordinary man
|The New BART -- Groks Science Show 2003-01-22 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The new BART lines are nearing completion, allowing expanded service to new locations. The show featured a discussion of the technology needed to operate these new lines
|The Nose Knows -- Groks Science Show 2014-10-15 - Chenan Zhang|
David Kern discusses how the loss of one’s ability to smell can predict impending death. It may seem like an uncanny connection, but as it turns out, not completely surprising. We also talk about other ways that olfaction plays a role in our lives – our love lives that is, and how men and women may approach smell differently.
Keywords: Groks; Groks science show; David Kern; Olfaction; Smell
|The Panic Virus - Groks Science Show 2011-05-04|
Author Seth Mnookin explores the science (or lack thereof!) behind the anti-vaccine movement. Starting with legitimate fears surrounding the polio vaccine in its earliest stages, "The Panic Virus" delves deep into the personal stories and clinical data to find out whether the perceived link between childhood vaccinations and developmental disorders is fact or fiction.
|The Planets -- Groks Science Show 2006-03-15 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Our solar system contains nine acknowledged planets, each with their own unique personalities that continue to inspire scientists. On this episode, Dava Sobel discussed her perspective of the planets.
Keywords: science; astronomy; planets; solar system
Downloads: 4,558 (2 reviews)
|The Science of Longevity -- Groks Science Show 2013-05-01 - Joanna Rowell|
Who doesn't want to live a longer, healthier life? But what is the science behind the many different health fads, and what can a laboratory worm, the nematode, teach us about longevity? On this episode, Professor Ted Anton joins us to discuss his book, "The Longevity Seekers: Science, Business, and the Fountain of Youth."
Keywords: Ted Anton; longevity; insulin; nematodes; resveratrol; health; aging
|The Science of Mind -- Groks Science Show 2012-03-21 - Dr. Charles Lee, Forrest Gulden, Joanna Rowell|
We all know a lot about psychology, but it turns out that what we know is mostly wrong. Dr. John Cacioppo joins us this week to discuss how to teach difficult psychological concepts in an engaging way to first year psychology students.
Keywords: groks; science; psychology; cacioppo
Downloads: 2,413 (1 review)
|The Tech Teachers Show 10 - Ray and Hollye|
This week we talk about Call For Help, Computer Magazines, Konfabulator, Songfacts.com, Easter Eggs, Internet Movie Database, Online Movie Reviews, Bit Torrent, Portable Firefox, Firefox Extensions, and our first week as teachers.
Keywords: Technology; Education
|The Tech Teachers Show 12 - Ray|
This week we talk about high definition content, Blu Ray Discs, HD DVDs, the IPod nano, and discipline in the classroom.
Keywords: Tech Education Podcast
|The Tech Teachers Show 13 - Ray|
This week we talk about creating a del.icio.us account for our listeners to share ideas with one another, motivation and praise in the classroom, and the iPod Nano.
Keywords: Technology; Education; Podcast
|The Tech Teachers Show 14 - Ray|
This week we talk about the Xbox 360 game NBA 2K6, photo mosaic software, podscope, and class pacing.
Keywords: Physics Spanish Education Podcast Tech